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Triple Sellout Triumph: Performing Arts Pantomime Delights Audiences of All Ages

18 December 2023

The production of The Adventures of Dick Whittington at Peterborough College was a resounding success, boasting three sellout performances that left audiences delighted. The talented Performing Arts students showcased their skills in a brand new version of the classic tale, adding a special local twist to the Christmas season.

The triple sellout performance was held in Studio 48 at Peterborough College, part of Inspire Education Group.

The colorful production captivated audiences with its lively songs, energetic dances, witty jokes, and slapstick humor. The characters, from the dastardly King Rat to the enchanting Fairy Queensgate, elicited boos and hisses or cheers and shouts from the engaged spectators. The plot unfolded as Dick and his Cat arrived in Peterborough to seek their fortune, facing the cunning schemes of King Rat and receiving assistance from the magical Fairy Queensgate. The central question lingered: Would Dick find his fortune and love with Alice, the Mayor’s daughter? The answers were revealed in a night filled with entertainment.

The must-see show was a testament to the creative talent of Kirstie Marfleet, the Malcolm Bradbury Trust bursary student from University Centre Peterborough, who specially crafted the script. University Centre Peterborough partnered with the Malcolm Bradbury Trust to offer a Malcolm Bradbury Scholarship Bursary of £7500. The bursary is available to an undergraduate living in a PE postcode at time of application. Gemma Mcdowell and Robbie Logue, Performing Arts lecturers at the College, expertly produced the performance.

Peterborough College’s Performing Arts department is a sanctuary for individuals drawn to the world of drama, dance, and the wider realm of performing arts. We offer a wide array of courses, starting from Level 1, which introduces students to the essence of performing arts, and extending to Level 3, where learners can dive deep into specialised domains such as acting or dance.

This collaboration between UCP and Peterborough College, both part of Inspire Education Group, continues to be a testament to the enriching educational environment encouraged by both institutions.

Find out more about our Performing Arts courses by clicking here.

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